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  • Facebook making massive changes to ad platform after being accused of enabling housing discrimination

    Fair housing groups spur changes to housing, employment, lending ads
    Facebook is making significant changes to its advertising platform after the social media monolith was accused of enabling discrimination in housing, employment, and lending. The changes come after years of scrutiny into Facebook's ad practices, which appeared to allow advertisers to purposefully exclude certain people from seeing housing, employment, or lending ads.
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  • Citibank to pay $25 million for violating the Fair Housing Act

    OCC fines bank $25 million as Citi shells out $24 million in reparation to customers
    Citibank will pay a fine of $25 million for violating the Fair Housing Act, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Tuesday. According to the OCC, an investigation showed that Citibank did not equally offer certain mortgage discounts to all Citi customers, thereby "adversely" affecting some customers based on their "race, color, national origin, or sex."
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  • Fight erupts in Seattle over law prohibiting landlords from checking tenants’ criminal history

    Court battle set over “Fair Chance Housing Act”
    There’s a legal fight brewing in Seattle that could have serious ramifications for the multifamily industry as a whole. The fight involves a newly enacted city law that forbids Seattle landlords from checking into the criminal history of their prospective tenants. Landlords have balked at the law and are now suing the city.
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  • MAA must pay $8.7 million to fix Post apartments that are not accessible to persons with disabilities

    DOJ sued Post Properties in 2010 over 50 apartment complexes
    The Department of Justice announced last week that it reached an $11.3 million settlement with MAA, which owns more than 101,000 apartment units in 17 states, over properties MAA acquired when it merged with Post Properties in 2016. According to the DOJ, Post allegedly built 50 apartment complexes across the country that were not properly accessible to persons with disabilities.
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  • New Jersey condo association charged with disability discrimination

    Condo allegedly forced sight-impaired resident to use separate entrance
    A condo association in New Jersey is under fire from HUD as it allegedly forced a resident who is sight- and hearing-impaired to use a separate entrance. HUD also alleges that the condo charged the resident’s daughter a fee for walking the assistance animal in the development’s common areas.
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  • HUD accuses Wisconsin, Ohio landlords of rental discrimination

    Charged with discriminating against resident with disabilities, family with children
    HUD accused several landlords of discriminating against people with disabilities and families with children, both of which are violations of the Fair Housing Act. The first of the allegations is against the owners of a three-bedroom duplex in Wisconsin for allegedly refusing to rent to a family because they have children. In a separate case, HUD charged Ohio landlords with discrimination for refusing the request of a resident with disabilities to have a designated parking space.
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  • 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 5: Assistant Secretary Anna Maria Farias

    Farias talks about her motivations, taking down corruption and the real reason HUD went after Facebook
    Anna Maria Farias shares a special bond with Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Farias also grew up in public housing. She, like Carson, fought hard to achieve a greatness unparalleled. Farias was the child of a single parent who struggled to make ends meet, and she witnessed first-hand the discrimination and harassment her mother faced daily.
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